thanks for all of the info!
i did find e-bates and after several attempts to set it up, realized it really wasn't worth the 1% on this. DH's coupon gets us a bigger discount.
We did put a bid on an '08 that is a little more expensive but comes with rain cover, etc. so we'll see. Of course, i JUST (maybe quiet of 1 a.m. helps with that LOL) got the live.com links to work for my account. If we don't win the auction, i'll go through that and get the 20% back. I wish i could set it up to use DH's e-bay account though (he has the coupon because of his ranking & sales) but for some reason the cashback offer only shows up when i log in as me instead of him.
in any case, chances are good that we'll have something before our trip!